Exploring the Secrets of Nature

Exploring the Secrets of Nature

Book - 1994
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Exploring a typical life-cycle from birth to death, and illustrating each individual section with unusual and remarkable stories, this book follows nature through life in a chronological format, stopping off at various landmark points to investigate how and why things happen as they do. Several widely-varying examples illustrate each spread, which focuses on one aspect of living. The courtship section, for example, is represented by the spectacular birds of paradise, chimpanzees and the bush cricket, whilst birth and the early years focuses on the nanny-like behaviour of dolphins, the family rituals of the gorilla, the gravity-defying fruit bat, and the community-based behaviour of the elephant. A cross-reference system enables topics to be followed up in depth.
Publisher: London : Montreal : Reader's Digest Ass., c1994
ISBN: 9780276421075
0276421078
Branch Call Number: 591.5 Exp 3558
Characteristics: 432 p. :,col. ill., col. photos
Additional Contributors: Reader's Digest Association

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momweigel Jun 17, 2014

I've been reading this book for about 2 years -- working in order, but just in bits and pieces. So much here to read in contemplate! The amazing photography and easy-to-read text made it even more enjoyable. Completed it this morning; sad to see it end.

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